exr's in Video Sequencer


Hello all Blender people!..i have a newbie question about using Blender.

i’m importing exr’s into the video sequencer. but that are using the existing alpha and dropping out the black bkg.

i want it to ignore the alpha and show the solid black bkg

i see there are blend types as well as alpha modes in the sequencer… but none of them seem to change the bkg

maybe someone here might have some insight